The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working to clarify details on the case of two Vietnamese teenagers reportedly missing in the United Kingdom, said ministry spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working to clarify details on the case of two Vietnamese teenagers reportedly missing in the United Kingdom, said ministry spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng on Thursday.
During a regular press conference, Hằng said that the ministry has ordered the Vietnamese embassy in the UK to contact local authorities and confirm the identity of the missing girls. The embassy is to carry out citizen protection measures should the report be true.
UK press reported last week that police officers were conducting searches for two Vietnamese girls, 14 and 15 years old, who were last seen getting into a taxi near York Minster, North Yorkshire, on July 16.
The foreign affairs ministry will provide constant updates on the case, the spokeswoman said.
Regarding Vietnamese citizen Trần Việt Văn who lost his life during strikes by the Philippines’ army against terrorist group Abu Sayyaf last week, Hằng said that the Vietnamese embassy in Manila was working closely with local authorities to repatriate Văn’s remains to his family.
Hằng also announced the latest foreign visit by Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ to Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand this month. Huệ visited Indonesia from July 19 to 21 and will head to Australia on July 22 before beginning the last leg of his trip in New Zealand on July 26. The Deputy PM plans to meet with top leaders and the business community of the countries, the spokeswoman said. — VNS